A town council is calling on a district council for action over an “uncompleted” housing development. Cheadle Town councillor Greg Powell put forward the motion to send a letter to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) at the meeting of Cheadle Town Council last week on Monday (June 20).
A town council is calling on a district council for action over an “uncompleted” housing development.
Cheadle Town councillor Greg Powell put forward the motion to send a letter to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) at the meeting of Cheadle Town Council last week on Monday (June 20).
Fellow councillors agreed for the letter, surrounding the Keepmoat Homes development, to be sent.
The letter states: “The residents of Thorley Drive and the Keepmoat development off Ashbourne Road (Augustus Way and Mercian Way), continue to have issues with the new development.
“Cheadle Town Council has considered the issues raised by residents and wish to re-iterate their concerns and request further information from the planning department at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
“These issues to be considered are: Flooding to the gardens on Thorley Drive that back onto the new development; Very soggy ground on the children’s play area.; Unfinished road surfaces causing unacceptable high kerbs, raised and sunken ironworks. Several potholes.
“ Footpaths laid to grass which forces pedestrians to walk in the road.; Damaged street signage on Augustus Way.; Emergency exit to Thorley Drive blocked off; Issues regarding building standards; Child safety concerns around unprotected access to the SuDs drainage pond. ”
The letter continued: “Cheadle Town Council respectfully request written clarity on the district council’s position on the above, and sight of any sign-off documents and any building inspector reports that exist for this site.
“ The site is clearly not completed to an acceptable standard, our current assumption is therefore that the roads have not yet been adopted by the county council.
“Therefore, we believe the problem with the roads lies with the developers.
“The Planning Committee of the town council would welcome an opportunity to discuss this further with you, preferably including a site visit, at the earliest opportunity. ”
The Cheadle & Tean Times contacted both SMDC and also Keepmoat Homes for responses to the concerns raised in the letter.
A spokesperson for SMDC said: “The council is currently investigating the various issues raised by the town council and will provide them with a formal response shortly.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Keepmoat Homes said: “We are aware of the outstanding works on this development and a meeting has been arranged to agree a start date and a schedule of work.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to local residents and assure them that this will be completed as soon as possible.”
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